update #2 about my no shopping challenge

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Full disclosure: I am a bit nervous about writing this post and have actually been putting it off! My goal with my no shopping challenge for 2018 was to share quarterly check ins with you guys. But, as you can probably guess from my silence about it, I’ve gotten off track. And when I say ‘off track,’ I mean really, really off track… The last time I shared an update, I was doing so well, but I think between travel and a few really tempting sales, I have lost sight of my goals. So it’s time to come clean with you guys, confess what I bought, and set some intentions for moving forward!

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window shopping // tropical vacation style (for under $100!)

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It’s been a balmy 80 degrees here in Seattle lately, which has felt very tropical to us Pacific Northwesters who are used to chilly, grey days. And while the sun has been nice, it’s also made me crave a true escape to a destination that boasts turquoise waters, white sand beaches and plenty of palm trees. I’m still undecided as to where I want to book my ticket. But I’ve already started my packing list because, well, I love shopping. Grab yourself a piña colada to get in the spirit and check out my picks for your tropical vacation packing list. All for under $100!

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my new favorite source for affordable glasses

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With all of my travels over the past few weeks, it’s a wonder my head is still attached to my body. To say I’ve gotten a bit disorganized is an understatement. I’m usually sliiightly scatterbrained, but throw in travel and jet lag… and, well, I’m a hot mess. Case in point: during my recent 10-day trip to the east coast, I forgot to pack a pair of glasses! This means that not only did I forget to wear glasses to the airport (thankfully, I didn’t drive myself there), but I also walked around without glasses on for a full day before I realized what was missing.

Oops. Let’s just say that I was more than grateful when Zenni reached out to partner on a post because I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to remedy my mistake, try out some new frames, and share an awesome eyewear resource with you guys!

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window shopping // summer whites (for under $100!)

White is definitely my favorite color to wear. I have an affinity for breezy white tops, white denim, crispy white shirts and sundresses… you name it, if it comes in white, I’m pretty sure I love it. And summer is the perfect time to rock an all white look.  Today I’ve rounded up my favorite picks for this season’s best summer whites — and they all ring in under $100!

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my 5 most versatile wardrobe pieces

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One of the most important things I think I can do for my closet right now is pick out the things that are most versatile. I totally understand that wearing the same thing over and over again can feel a little blah. And who wants blah? Not me. This is why I’m teaching myself to reimagine and mix and match. It’s actually really fun and kind of makes me feel like I’m shopping my own closet. It’s amazing the combinations you can find when you actually stop to look at what you already own.

So I’m going to challenge you to spend a little time in your closet. Pick out your most versatile items and see what kind of combos you can come up with!

Here are my five most versatile wardrobe pieces:

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must-have shoes for a minimalist wardrobe

In the spirit of owning less and loving what I have a little more, I want to keep sharing some of the tips and tricks I’m learning from my no shopping challenge. I’d be lying if I said it’s been easy, but it’s also made me think much more intentionally and consciously and that’s pretty cool, no? Now that it’s halfway through the year, I almost feel like I was in zombie mode before I started all of this. I was also just supremely fed up, but I digress.

Anyway, let’s talk shoes! I wouldn’t say I’m a shoe gal, so not buying them hasn’t been the worst. Full disclosure, though, in my no shopping challenge update you’ll see that at that point, two of the four things I’d bought (I’m allowing for one item per month) were shoes. I mean, what is it about shoes that makes us think we need a million pairs?! This is why in today’s post I’m taking charge and really, and I mean REALLY, narrowing it down and sharing the core pairs you should have in your closet to live that minimal life.

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how to incorporate new trends when you’re on a shopping freeze

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At the beginning of 2018, I introduced my intention to quit shopping for the entire year. After a few months, I shared an update, including the items I had purchased (one item a month is allowed—for the full set of “rules” see the original post). I’ve heard from so many of you that you’re tackling similar shopping freeze challenges, so I want to really dig in and share how I’m making my current wardrobe work a little harder. Luckily, I haven’t really felt the need to go on a binge and buy everything in sight, which is great. I have, however, had to spend time really thinking about how to make my existing closet work. I have a gazillion weddings (read: five) and personal events coming up, so getting creative is a must. So far, this what I’ve come up with:

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